November 1980 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 3 Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
  • Nov 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
  • Nov 4 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • Nov 9 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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Nov 11 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 15 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards

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Nov 18 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Nov 18 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
  • Nov 21 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
  • Nov 23 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • Nov 25 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

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Nov 26 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 29 45th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-18 in Birmingham

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 4 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • Nov 4 Richard Owens, American football player
  • Nov 5 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 7 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • Nov 7 James Franklin, New Zealand Cricket player
  • Nov 8 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
  • Nov 9 James Harper, English footballer
  • Nov 9 Dominique Maltais, Quebec snowboarder
  • Nov 10 Troy Bell, American basketball player
  • Nov 10 Donté Stallworth, American football player
  • Nov 11 Willie Parker, American football player
  • Nov 13 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater
  • Nov 14 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
  • Nov 18 François Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • Nov 18 Luke Chadwick, English footballer
  • Nov 19 Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • Nov 20 James Chambers, English footballer
  • Nov 21 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 21 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • Nov 21 Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • Nov 22 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • Nov 25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • Nov 27 Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • Nov 28 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • Nov 30 Jamie Ashdown, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 18 Conn Smythe, NHL coach 1927-1931 (b. 1895)
  • Nov 21 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • Nov 22 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 23 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 26 Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53